Used 2012 Acura TSX Sport Wagon

2012 Acura TSX Sport Wagon
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2012 Acura TSX Sport Wagon

Pros

  • Impressive number of standard and technology features
  • spacious interior
  • sporty handling with V6 sedan and wagon
  • excellent build and materials quality.

Cons

  • Button-happy center console
  • unimpressive braking performance
  • slightly underpowered four-cylinder.

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Acura TSX Sport Wagon 2012 Technology Package 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
69,667 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX Sport Wagon
Technology Package
(9)
AutoNation Honda Dulles
3 mi away
List$15,933
Est.Loan: $290/mo
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Acura TSX Sport Wagon 2012 Technology Package 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
72,498 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX Sport Wagon
Technology Package
(2)
Honda of Tysons Corner
15 mi away
List$13,984
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Dealer Notes
2012 Acura TSX Technology Package Wagon with 72,000 miles. Basque Red Pearl over Beige Leather Interior. Options Include: Automatic Transmission, Technology Package, Navigation, Back Up Camera, Leather Interior, Heated Front Seats, Power Hatch, 17-inch Alloy Wheels, Bluetooth HandFreeLink System, Bluetooth Audio, Power Front Seats, Split Fold Down Rear Seats, Power Moonroof, Premium Sound System, Satellite radio, USB Audio Input, Fog Lights, and much more. This car is in great shape with a Clean Accident Free CarFAX History Report. The car has been inspected by our Factory Trained Technicians and passed Virginia State Inspection. An Extended Warranty is available for this car. Call Today for an Appointment. Reconditioning Work performed by us includes: New Battery, Fresh Oil Change, and Full Detail. Visit Us Today Stop by Honda of Tysons Corner located at 1580 Spring Hill Rd, Vienna, VA 22182 for a quick visit and a great vehicle!
Acura TSX Sport Wagon 2012 Technology Package 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
110,600 miles
Used 2012
Acura TSX Sport Wagon
Technology Package
(1)
Sheehy Nissan Glen Burnie
47.6 mi away
List$12,990
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Though not quite as compelling as a couple other rivals, the 2012 Acura TSX is nonetheless a smart choice for an entry-level luxury sedan or wagon.

vehicle overview

Somewhere between sensible and luxurious, the 2012 Acura TSX has found a home. With a sprinkling of sporty athleticism thrown in for good measure, the TSX is the epitome of the multi-talented entry-level luxury car.

Within the Acura TSX lineup, buyers can choose varying degrees of performance and utility. The base models run with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which we've found to be merely adequate. Fortunately, there's also a higher-output 3.5-liter V6 that we prefer in this large sedan. Prospective owners may select the standard sedan or opt for the more utilitarian TSX Sport Wagon, which boasts cargo capabilities that rival a crossover SUV.

Occupying this middle ground between common and special has its drawbacks. While the Acura TSX models are certainly pleasant to drive, they're not as sporty as some other choices, nor are they as opulent as models that make luxury more of a priority. When compared to the established Audi A4 and the segment-leading BMW 3 Series, the TSX's shortcomings become readily apparent, though it's worth noting that these German competitors will end up costing you more. The Volvo S60 might be another possibility given its more expressive Swedish flair.

However, if you find yourself shopping for a car that's both sensible and luxurious, we see no reason why the 2012 Acura TSX shouldn't be at the top of your list.

2012 Acura TSX Sport Wagon configurations

The 2012 Acura TSX is a compact entry-level luxury sedan available in base, wagon and V6 sedan trim levels. New for 2012 is a Special Edition package that is offered only on the four-cylinder sedan.

The base TSX and TSX Sport Wagon standard equipment list includes 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic xenon headlights, foglights, heated outside mirrors, a sunroof, keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, an eight-way power driver seat with memory, a four-way power passenger seat, leather upholstery, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a 60/40-split-folding rear seatback. Also standard are Bluetooth and a seven-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, auxiliary audio jack and a USB port. In addition to more horsepower and displacement, the V6 adds a firmer suspension, 18-inch wheels and a road-noise-cancelling feature for the sound system.

The TSX Special Edition package (base sedan only) adds a more aggressive front spoiler, a new rear bumper fascia and unique side sills and wheel treatments. Within the cabin, upgrades include faux-suede seat inserts, red interior stitching, red cabin illumination, aluminum pedals, bright silver trim elements and a black headliner.

The optional Technology package adds a rearview camera, a hard-drive-based navigation system, voice recognition, real-time traffic and weather forecasting, a 10-speaker Acura/ELS surround-sound system with single-CD player, digital music storage and, for the wagon, a power liftgate.

2012 Highlights

The 2012 Acura TSX sedan gets a new Special Edition package with sporty styling touches. The TSX Sport Wagon receives additional cargo-area storage space courtesy of a compact tire repair kit.

Performance & mpg

The 2012 Acura TSX is available with a choice of two engines. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder makes 201 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque (172 lb-ft when equipped with the manual transmission), while the 3.5-liter V6 generates 280 hp and 254 lb-ft (sedan only). A five-speed automatic transmission with sport shift paddles is standard on all models, although a six-speed manual is available for the four-cylinder sedan only.

In Edmunds testing, a manual four-cylinder TSX sedan loped to 60 mph from a standstill in an unremarkable 7.7 seconds. The automatic sedan and Sport Wagon both crossed the lights about a second slower. The V6, on the other hand, posted a competitive 0-60 time of 6.4 seconds.

EPA fuel economy estimates for the four-cylinder automatic TSX sedan are 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway and 26 combined; the manual version drops to 21/29/24. The wagon achieves 22/30/25, while the V6 comes in at 19/28/23.

Safety

Standard safety equipment on the 2012 TSX includes antilock brakes with brake assist, stability control, traction control, active head restraints, front seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. In Edmunds brake testing, both the four- and six-cylinder versions of the TSX stopped from 60 mph in 133 feet; comparable sport sedans that we've tested have braking distances that are 10-15 feet shorter. The Sport Wagon came to a halt in 127 feet.

In crash testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the TSX earned a top rating of "Good" in both frontal-offset and side-impact tests. In government testing, the TSX sedan and wagon were both awarded a top score of five stars for rollover protection.

Driving

The 2012 Acura TSX rides calmly and quietly at highway speeds. Power from the four-cylinder engine is adequate, though compared to other entry-level luxury cars, it leaves the TSX with a somewhat uninspired driving character. The V6 and Sport Wagon are more spirited thanks to their sport-tuned suspensions, and -- in the case of the V6 -- gutsier acceleration. Both transmissions work well; the manual is easy to work thanks to a short-travel clutch and linear throttle tip-in, while the automatic provides pleasantly smooth shifts.

Interior

While the 2012 Acura TSX's interior is on par with other entry-level sport sedans as far as design and quality are concerned, there are a few sticking points to take into account. The cockpit has an overabundance of knobs and buttons, which can be daunting at first. With some time and familiarity, though, most operations can become intuitive, thanks to a logical layout of controls. The optional navigation system, on the other hand, is fairly easy to use from the get-go, with voice commands, real-time traffic, weather forecasting and a large LCD screen with a secondary control knob. We also think the accompanying Acura/ELS surround-sound audio is worth the extra cost.

Interior space will likely be more than adequate for most needs, offering considerably more room than the competing Lexus IS 250. The 12.6-cubic-foot trunk capacity is on the small side for the sedan, while the Sport Wagon's 61-cubic-foot capacity is one of the most accommodating in this class.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Acura TSX Sport Wagon.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

The best car you'll never see on the road!
Kurt,11/21/2015
Know that you belong to an exclusive club that found this hidden automotive jewel among the many boring crossovers and smaller SUVs. When I started looking for something with more "practicality" I wanted something fun to drive like my Mazda Miata and the comfort of my wife's Jaguar, I stopped at the Acura dealer after seeing a TSX Wagon blow past me on the highway. One test drive and I was sold. NO REGRETS! Handles like a sports car, the 2.4 twin cam I-Vtec sreams to 7,000 rpm and with the paddle shifters you can have additional fun. The heated leather seats combined with the Tech Package and sound system make trips a breeze. Has more c/f of luggage space than many medium SUVs. We haul bikes, skis, dogs and grandchildren with speed, grace and comfort. Honda/Acura reliability, styling way better than the sedan....what a deal!
TSX Wagon best car for me...
B. Resch,10/12/2016
It's still new to me, but this is what I've got so far...Very nice car to drive. I checked out the competition and this was the only wagon, with all the options, that wouldn't break my budget. I've read all the reviews and for me it has plenty of power, I was more concerned about the mileage. The only down fall I've found, there are too many questions for the navigation (voice command) I'd like to be able to just say the address with out all the "yes" or "no's". You might have trouble getting out of the back seat, if you're an adult, but I have an SUV if I'm taking company. Bottom line, it's a European Accord, the only thing different is the decals. Honda has been making this car a long time, they know what their doing. Plus like every other Honda, they hold their value .
Love this soccer mom wagon!!
Shannon Poteet,05/19/2017
Def rides like a luxury car w/o the price tag. I fit a 60" in tv in the cargo area. A. It sluggish on acceleration and I have had issues with the Bluetooth connectivity. Other happy no major maintenance costs at 45,000 yet. Super dealer support.
Great looking but Quirky
Jimsimp3,07/12/2018
Very nice looking but it has suffered from many reliability issues. I am on my third battery in 6 years. The navigation system screen changes illumination without warning or reason. The master cylinder went out prematurely. It loses cell phone connectivity without reason or warning BUT recovers after a few minutes. It has suffered terrible tire vibration issues since initial delivery. It has no spare tire oe even donut ! My third and last Acura !
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Features & Specs

MPG
22 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
201 hp @ 7000 rpm
MPG
22 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
201 hp @ 7000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.9%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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The Used 2012 Acura TSX Sport Wagon is offered in the following styles: Technology Package 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5A), and 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5A).

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